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Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Bourbon Frosting

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Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Bourbon Frosting

A favorite Southern combination that's surprisingly delicious in cupcake form!
Servings 8

Ingredients

SWEET POTATO CUPCAKE

  • 1 medium sweet potato peeled and cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 4 large eggs local or organic preferred
  • 6 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons butter or solid coconut oil preferably grassfed butter like Kerrygold
  • 2 tablespoons coconut cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

PEANUT BUTTER BOURBON FROSTING

  • 1/2 cup organic unsalted peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk

Instructions

SWEET POTATO CUPCAKES

  • Bring 4 quarts of water to a boil. Add sweet potatoes and boil for 20 minutes or until they can be easily pierced with a fork. Drain and rinse with cold water to bring them to room temperature. Add to large mixing bowl and smash until they form a chunky paste.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a cupcake tray with 8 liners.
  • In a high-speed blender, combine a generous ½ cup of your mashed sweet potatoes, along with all remaining ingredients. Blend until completely smooth. You can also do this with a food processor, but it’s not quite as silky in texture.
  • Empty batter evenly into cupcake liners. Tap the pan gently to smooth the batter. Bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before frosting.

PEANUT BUTTER BOURBON FROSTING

  • Whisk all ingredients together in a small mixing bowl. Refrigerate for an hour before using as a frosting.

Notes

Tip: Use a piping bag to frost, or use a spatula to scoop frosting into a small ziploc bag. Seal and cut off the tip to use as a piping bag.
NOTE: This is delicious without the bourbon, to make it family-friendly!
Course: baked goods, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bakery, Dairy Free, dairyfree, family friendly, Gluten Free, glutenfree, grain free, healthy, healthy baking, healthy dessert, Vegetarian
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